Using a data-constrained global-ocean ecology and biogeochemistry model to study the role of ocean circulation and the biological pump in driving ocean carbon cycle variability

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Using a data-constrained global-ocean ecology and biogeochemistry model to study the role of ocean circulation and the biological pump in driving ocean carbon cycle variability

Focus Areas: 

  • Earth Systems
  • Natural Ecosystems

This project will apply the Darwin ocean ecology model and ECCO-MITgcm estimates of ocean circulation to study the relationship between upper ocean community production, particulate organic carbon export fluxes, interior ocean remineralization, and biological carbon stores, and compare observations with biogeochemical budget computations. 

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Joint Program; Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences